A catch up with an old friend and a spare few hours called for a more-than-your-average cuppa. Stomachs hungry for cakey-goodness we headed out to a place that had been recommended to us time again in the tiny village of Whitmore, Newcastle-under-Lyme.Continue reading “Tea in Staffordshire – Whitmore Tea Rooms”
A sunny Easter holiday saw us making the drive across to Leicester to visit somewhere i have had my sights set on for a while. Boasting space suits, astronaut training (ish) and a glorious domed screen, the space centre is a trip around the moon and more.
With a week of annual leave falling in the UK Easter holidays this year, an unorganised me had yet again left firm travel plans to the very last minute. With a hopeful week of sun heading England’s way, where better to explore than the land of cream teas and pirates?
As someone always on the lookout for something new, finding a local gem is the perfect way to discover something new without even having to jump on a plane. Based in Crewe and described as a ‘twisted rock n roll band’, the King’s Pistol are making their rounds of the local circuits ahead of their newest album release and I couldn’t be more excited!Continue reading “Keeping it Local – Checking out the King’s Pistol”
An afternoon outing to central London took us to the cultural South Bank for an afternoon of discovery among some of London’s iconic sites. From entrancing sights of the capital city’s skyline to a glimpse of one of the most famous playwrights to ever live, here’s what we got up to on a trip to London’s South Bank.Read more »
Hiking the Peak District has to be one of my favourite things to do. But hidden up here is an absolute gem where you might find yourself taking a giant pig for a walk or petting a giant Flemish rabbit in the same day. Peak Wildlife has had a complete overhaul in recent times making it even better than ever.
Set among charming grounds in the lovely Welshpool, Wales, Powis Castle is a beautiful medieval gem, overflowing with treasures from all over the world. Whilst we couldn’t help but take hundreds of pictures of the beautiful exterior, the intriguing sights to be found inside are a traveller’s dream and not to be missed.Read more »
Whilst there’s nothing like going-against-the-grain when it comes to romance, some places are just made to cosy moments for two. With valentines day coming up, here are my favourite travel-inspired outings to give you those all-important butterflies.Read more »
Stratford upon Avon was made for weekend wanderings and is the perfect place for Shakespeare-lovers like myself to nerd out. A shrine to all things Bard, this riverside gem is perfect for book-lovers and sight-seers alike. Read on for everything you can check out whilst exploring this midlands haven.
Let’s face it, we all love free stuff. But it seems these days everything has a price. With so much to see in the world, each little cost starts to add up, that’s where smart free stuff comes in. A whole year of free stuff for the price of a single admission ticket. I’ve rounded up my favourite collection of year passes and memberships that will have you exploring for nothing in no time at all.Continue reading “The Art of Free Stuff”
A birthday celebration saw us making the drive to Derbyshire for a day’s outing walking Alpacas paired with a delightfully bubbly afternoon tea. Here’s how we got on with our furry friends at Charnwood Forest Alpacas.